Developers are evaluating the use of GaN components in cost-sensitive applications such as power supplies or in the automotive sector. This is because in a strong value chain, the production costs for the widebandgap semiconductor have been reduced.
Power components based on the GaN (gallium nitride) widebandgap semiconductor have opened up numerous new applications since their commercial availability began in 2010.
For example, they are now used in lidar systems (light detection and ranging) or in contactless power transmission.
Value-added chains and production costs have now developed into an area in which even conservative developers who calculate with a sharp pencil are certainly considering the widebandgap semiconductor…
The article is also published in elektronik journal 04/2020.